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Using sites to promote your book
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:41:08 PM »
I use bookbub and other sites to download free and bargain books, but have you ever used these sites to offer your book for free or at a reduced price?

Bookbub does quite well, but you do have to get accepted and readingdeals require at least five Amazon ratings  at four stars or more before you can list the book.

Anyone with experience and whether it is worth the money?

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Re: Using sites to promote your book
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 11:21:07 AM »
I have heard of these but at the time my books had no ratings, and I hadn't gvien them much thought since then.  Now that you have brooched the subject again I think it might be time that I consider going back to one of these and maybe look into promoting my books.  I think I have only one that has like three and a half stars which doesn't qualify but the other three have four stars at least so these could qualfy, I will have to check.  Also, is there a fee to use these to promote your book?  I guess I would understand if there was I know of one website that I am considering using that has a fee of around thirty dollars for a year of promoting the book to the blog readers.  I guess this is a good deal since the exposure is for an entire year and I do like the blogs layout.  Its called the sleepy book worm for anyone else who is interested in checking it out.

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Re: Using sites to promote your book
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 07:21:59 PM »
I have not used any of these sites but I plan to eventually make one or two of my ebooks free. This way potential customers can try out one of my books and decide if they want to read more by me or not. I know that I've downloaded some free ebooks on amazon only to then really enjoy them and buy another book from the same author. So, I think offering a free ebook can work.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 12:10:33 AM »
It's better to provide excerpts of your books in order to market them. If you give away the whole thing, then you're opening yourself up to having (if it's an e-book) it thrown across the Internet for all to steal. There are better ways to market a book or ebook, so I'd rather go with other options, but websites that list a summary or excerpt of your book/ebook always make sense. It's hard to argue with such (often free) exposure.


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Re: Using sites to promote your book
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 02:12:41 AM »
I have never used these sites to download free ebooks or even to promote my own ebooks. Anyway, I'm not really into ebooks, I prefer reading paperbacks. However, I have downloaded some ebook files to my computer and I've gotten most of them for free from Goodreads.

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Re: Using sites to promote your book
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 12:45:15 AM »
I have never heard of those sites you have mentioned on your post before. I think one of the best ways to promote your book is to post an excerpt of it on Goodreads or other book review sites. It wouldn't hurt to do some sort of social media marketing as well.

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Re: Using sites to promote your book
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 04:24:35 AM »
The problem with ebooks, someone could still buy the book and then put it on the internet for all to read, so offering it free for a short period still allows you to get those figures associated with your account.

It also does offer some SEO and some sites offer author pages too which is additional exposure. Bookgorilla have just introduced this to their site.

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